18 August 2019
As part of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi, a mass cycling activity “Cycling for Peace” was held at Kandawgyi Park in Yangon on Sunday morning.
This is a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Many events are being organized in regards to this occasion starting from 2 October 2018 and many such events are yet to be organized during the coming 2 months.
The event “Cycling for Peace” was organized by Embassy of India, Yangon in association with Myanmar Cycling Federation.
Ambassador, Embassy of India, H.E. Saurabh Kumar said “This is the first time to my knowledge that such an event has been organized and this is part of the 150th anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi. We are very grateful for the support which we have received from the government of Myanmar, from the government of Yangon region as well as of course from the Myanmar Cycling Federation to organize this event.”
Mahatma Gandhi was a political activist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British Rule and in turn inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Sports, Dr. Mya Lay Sein said “All of Mahatma Gandhi’s efforts are for peace. He had been to Myanmar several times. The main message of today’s event is to build a peaceful world all together. This is such a good day as it is for both health and peace.”
More than 1 thousands joined this mass cycling activity “Cycling for Peace” part of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi.
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